India’s one of the most loved cricketers Virat Kohli is well known in the rest of the world as well. He has fans almost in every corner of the world. Let’s have a look at his life and know everything about our favorite cricketer.
Virat Kohli: Personal Life
The full name of Virat Kohli is Virat Prem Kohli and everyone calls him Cheeku by love. The Indian Captain was born on 5 November 1988 to a Hindu family in Delhi. In 2021 the age for this Indian Cricket Team skipper is 32 years old.
His parents- Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli are some of the most blessed parents to have a son like him. He has a sister as well as a brother. The name of the sister is Bhavna Kohli and his brother’s name is Vikash Kohli. He married her long-time Girlfriend Anushka Sharma, one of Bollywood’s Top Most Actresses. And the couple is blessed with a baby girl recently. The name of his cute daughter is Vamika Kohli.
|Full Name||Virat Kohli|
|Nickname||Chikoo or Cheeku|
|Date of Birth||5 November 1988|
|Age||32 years old|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Wife Name||Anushka Sharma (m. 2017)|
|Children Name||Vamika Kohli|
|Siblings||Bhavna Kohli, Vikash Kohli|
|School||Vishal Bharti Public School|
|High School/College||Mount Gravatt State High School|
Virat Kohli: Career
Virat Kohli has an excellent career which is decorated with his unbreakable records and stupendous awards. He was always interested in Cricket. In 2006, Virat dedicated his 90-runs innings to his father when the latter died during the Ranji trophy’s match. He has also been Captain of the Under 19 team in 2008. Let’s have a look at his records written down:-
- Virat Kohli owns the record of making fastest century i.e. only in 52 balls in One Day International.
- Kohli has made the record of being the fastest player to score 10,000 runs in ODI as captain.
- Virat Kohli has been the fastest player to score 40 centuries in ODI.
- In IPL, he owns the record of being the most run-scorer i.e. 973 runs.
- Virat Kohli has made most centuries in IPL i.e. 4 centuries.
Now, after watching all these records, it seems like he is a hit machine without any stop button. Talking about his achievements, he has been honored with a large number of awards. Let’s have a look at the awards of Virat Kohli:-
- Padma Shri Award in 2017
- ICC ODI Team of the Year Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016,2017 and 2018.
- Rajiv Gandhi(now Dutee Chand) Khel Ratna Award
- ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2012
- Arjuna Award for Cricket in 2013
- CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award in 2017
Virat Kohli’s Net Worth
How it feels like being one of the richest cricketers in the world? If you want to know that then Virat Kohli can exactly tell you how it feels. He has a net worth of $140 million which means 980 crore Indian rupees.
Apart from Cricket, he earns from advertisements and brand endorsements like that of Audi, Puma, Wrong, etc. His charges for a single brand endorsement are around Rs 5 crores. Virat Kohli is considered as King of Cricket today as he is currently World’s best batsman.
In 2015, he was handed over the captaincy by M.S. Dhoni in Australia Test Series. After this, there was a significant increase in his net earnings. In the table below, you can see his earnings in the last five years.
Virat Kohli Salary
Earnings from BCCI
BCCI has a significant part in Virat’s earnings as it pays around $1 million every year to him. BCCI has set four different categories for the salary of Indian Cricketers, according to which they get salaries belonging to their respective categories. Virat Kohli belongs to the Grade A category along with Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
|A+||$ 1 Million|
|A||$ 0.68 Million|
|B||$ 0.41 Million|
|C||$ 0.14 Million|
Earnings from IPL
Virat Kohli has always taken a very active role in IPL. He has also set several records in it. IPL offers Indian Captain Rs 18 crores every season. So, this is what makes Indian Captain one of the richest cricketers in the world.
Virat’s Cars Collection
Indian Captain has an amazing collection of cars which is a dream for many. You can see his collection list written below:-
- Audi R8 V10 PLUS
- Audi RB LMX
- Bentley Continental GT
- Audi RS5
- Lamborghini Gallardo
- Audi Q8
- Land Rover Rage Rover Vogue
- Audi S6
- Toyota Fortuner 4X4
- Audi Q7
Virat Kohli has been an inspiration for many as he is the best example of hard work, determination, and concentration. One can always use “Virat Kohli” as a synonym of perseverance. He has set an outstanding example for the common people to have big dreams.